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  1. The Electric Mini
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    The Electric Mini

    Now things get interesting: BMW, the corporate parent of Mini Cooper, has announced that an all-electric version of the Mini   will premiere at the Los Angeles car show in January. Dubbed the...

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.31.08

  2. The Electrician-Free Sconce
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    The Electrician-Free Sconce

    A few months into living in a new apartment, it's become clear that I'm one lamp shy of a fully-lit living room. It's perfectly fine in there, but I often wish that I could turn...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.14.11

  3. The Energy Seed
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    The Energy Seed

    Because I have been told time and again that disposing of batteries in the garbage is a terribly destructive thing to do, I generally collect my spent batteries in an old container in my house. My...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.19.08

  4. The Exhibitionists
    Profiles

    The Exhibitionists

    In Los Angeles, Materials & Applications puts design theory into open-to-the-public practice.

    written by: Chris Rubin
    04.27.09

  5. The Expat Art of Giving Up
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    The Expat Art of Giving Up

    Eventually, if you live in Japan long enough, you learn not to ask “why.” But until you learn, you keep asking, and every time you ask, you regret it that little bit more.

    written by: Steve McCabe
    07.28.13

  6. The Experts Are In at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    The Experts Are In at Dwell on Design

    Consultations are back at Dwell on Design this year! Our free, no-commitment consultations are the perfect time to ask architects, designers, and landscape designers for their professional opinions...

    written by: Kristen W. Terry
    05.31.13

  7. The Family Tree
    House Tours

    The Family Tree

    For this San Diego family, the phrase "putting down roots" has taken on a whole new meaning.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Noah Webb
    11.03.09

  8. The Farm by Cindy Rendely
    House Tours

    The Farm by Cindy Rendely

    Draw a barn. Now look at the shape. It almost certainly features a triangular roof. When a Canadian couple approached Cindy Rendely to design a home for them in the Ontario countryside, however, it...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Tom Arban
    05.09.11

  9. The Farm Project
    Design 101

    The Farm Project

    For the Farm Project, Mike Meiré abandoned the idea of the hyper-designed kitchen in favor of one where life—of all manners—happens.

    01.30.09

  10. The Feiz Brothers: Pursuing Clarity in Design
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    The Feiz Brothers: Pursuing Clarity in Design

    Two Iran-born brothers—each running multidisciplinary studios, 5,000 miles apart—discuss the similarities and differences in designing like a Feiz.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    01.15.14

  11. The First Apartment Book: Cool Designs for Small Spaces
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    The First Apartment Book: Cool Designs for Small Spaces

    After reading Aaron Britt’s interview with Kyle Schuneman on masculine design for our June Interior Design issue (on newsstands now), we were excited to see what the rest of his book, ...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.14.12

  12. The First IPA-Specific Beer Glass
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    The First IPA-Specific Beer Glass

    One of the oldest glassmakers of the world, Amberg, Germany-based Spiegelau will be releasing the first IPA-specific beer glass April 2013. A collaboration between Spiegelau, Dogfish Head, and...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    02.07.13

  13. The First LEED for Homes–Rated House in Utah
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    The First LEED for Homes–Rated House in Utah

    In the land of large mountain lodge wannabes, two California natives tuck Utah’s first LEED for Homes–rated house onto the side of Emigration Canyon.  

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dustin Aksland
    07.01.10

  14. The First LEED Gold-Certified Family Home in San Diego
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    The First LEED Gold-Certified Family Home in San Diego

    A multi-generational home in San Diego, California, elegantly combines sustainability and luxury.

    photos by: Ye Rin Mok
    06.29.13

  15. The First Wave
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    The First Wave

    In Sydney’s cramped beachside suburbia, architect Steve Kennedy defied a small footprint and a terrible drought with a generous double-height extension and a cutting-edge custom-made water...

    written by: Karen Pakula
    photos by: Richard Powers
    11.01.07

  16. The Food Pyramid in Practice
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    The Food Pyramid in Practice

    The new Pyramid lunchbox takes the guesswork out of satisfying the daily recommended proportions of grains, fruits, protein, and vegetables, with the added bonus that it's streamlined and modern too.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.02.08

  17. The Food Zone

    The Food Zone

    Fine-tuning your cooking and dining areas pays off in more ways than just saving resources. As in other functional zones, their success starts with awareness: Where exactly does your food come from...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.01.09

  18. The Foundry at Domus Orsoni
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    The Foundry at Domus Orsoni

    While in Italy checking out the latest in tiles at Cersaie in Bologna, we took a day to train over to Venice and roam the waterways and were given the opportunity to visit the only foundry in the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.13.10

  19. The Frozen Fountain
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    The Frozen Fountain

    Though some might say that you can’t buy good taste, Cok de Rooy has built a career out of doing just that. He refined his design sensibilities as a buyer for big brands like Liberty of...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    10.19.09

  20. The Full Montara
    My House

    The Full Montara

    In Montara, California, architect Michael Maltzan designed a home for, his sister and brother-in-law. From certain vantage points, the home’s unique angles result in M.C. Escher–like optical...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Noah Webb
    01.20.09

  21. The Furniture Hot List
    Product Reviews

    The Furniture Hot List

    From steals to statements, we bring you the best in modern design. Here we share fresh furniture finds, including discoveries from emerging talent, along with eco-friendly picks, smart pieces under...

    05.08.13

  22. The Future is Here: Self-Assembling Furniture Powered by Mini Robots
    A Great Idea

    The Future is Here: Self-Assembling Furniture Powered by Mini Robots

    Arranging and rearranging furniture isn’t uncommon, but what if your chairs and tables could anticipate your needs and reconfigure themselves? Roombots, a project from Ecole Polytechnique...

    written by: Ali B. Zagat
    11.11.14

  23. The Future of Architecture by Pieterjan Grandry
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    The Future of Architecture by Pieterjan Grandry

    The future of architecture is no new concept for reflection. Frank Lloyd Wright wrote a book about it, published in 1970, and before that Walter Gropius can be heard articulating his theories on...

    written by: Cortney Cassidy
    07.25.13

  24. The Future of Driving
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    The Future of Driving

    San Francisco–based industrial designers Mike Simonian and Maaike Evers sit down with Dwell's Editor-in-Chief, Sam Grawe, to talk about their thoughts on the future of transportation.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    11.25.09

  25. The Future of Gardening: Drought-Resistant Plants
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    The Future of Gardening: Drought-Resistant Plants

    Out of necessity, water-wise native plantings are an integral part of landscape design. We consult experts on how to acclimatize on a local and a global scale.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.18.14

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